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Many legacy electronic devices can be IoT-ified inexpensively. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

I’m fascinated by the idea of smart consumer electronics. When it comes to tools I use on a daily basis, I’m sort of a control freak and like to utilize them as much as I can, from wherever I can. Unfortunately though, some of these tools are legacy electronics, like my air conditioner, and I simply don’t want to spend money buying a new smart AC because this one just works fine. So for quite some time, I had been wondering if there was a way to smart up my AC in a cost-effective manner. I then realised last week that I had a Raspberry Pi, as well as Adafruit’s CircuitPlayground Express, which I had got as part of conference swag lying around in my desk drawer. …

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